Remodeling on a budget can be tough. A lot of times people choose to leave the fireplace alone because they think it might be too expensive. We were able to transform this fireplace from the out of code, non-functioning wood burning fireplace into a modern, more stylish, easy to use, high heat output, electric fireplace in no time. We bricked over the original opening to the exact size of the electric fireplace insert and then painted those bricks black and painted the surrounding bricks white to really make it pop. People love the ease of use the remove gives for this electric insert type!